Ever wonder if minimal character usage on social mediums will rule the world of personal interactions in the future?

Well, let’s hope not because having a deep conversation on the daily, rather than one consisting of small talk, is being hypothesized by Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona, to bring about a happier life. Take a look at the full NY Times article and Dr. Mehl’s study, which was published in the Journal of Psychological Science.

“By engaging in meaningful conversations, we manage to impose meaning on an otherwise pretty chaotic world,” Dr. Mehl said. “And interpersonally, as you find this meaning, you bond with your interactive partner, and we know that interpersonal connection and integration is a core fundamental foundation of happiness.”

If you’re interested in hosting a gathering with your friends, loved ones and/or coworkers in order to further explore values, attitudes, and actions through discussion, give us a call at 503.227.2807 or shoot us an email at contact[at]nwei.org to speak with someone about how NWEI’s discussion courses can help you “get deep” and move towards a more sustainable and enriching future for us all!!!